Webinar: Chromebooks in the Elementary Music Classroom

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In the past few years, chromebooks have become a popular choice for schools to provide to their students. Due to the affordability of chromebooks and that more programs are becoming web-based, I believe that more schools will be utilizing chromebooks in a 1:1 atmosphere. 1:1 is when students have a device that they carry with them or is provided to them throughout the school day.

In this webinar, I show numerous websites, apps, etc, that students can use to actively make music, show what they know, and reflect on their musical experiences and knowledge. Though there are more apps than the ones that I show, this webinar gives you a great starting point. I do show a plethora of sites and apps, so please remember that this is like a dessert buffet: if you eat everything, you will regret it and get sick. Try just one or maybe two items in this webinar so that you do not regret it and do no get sick.


If you are a NJMEA member, you can earn 2 PD credits for participating in this webinar. To earn the credits, you need to send me a summary of the ten tools and to answer the following the question at the end of the webinar. You can submit it to me here.


0-5:00 Introduction

5:00 Screencastify

8:00 Incredibox

11:00 Buttonbass

12:00 Chrome Music Lab

19:18 online-voice-recorder apart of 123apps.com

23:00 Staff Wars

26:00 musictechteacher.com

28:13 Color Piano Chrome Extension

28:32 Google Classroom

33:26 Google Forms

37:00 Socrative

40:00 Kahoot!

49:00 Seesaw

57:30 Flipgrid

59:00 Book Creator

01:11:00 NoteflightSoundtrapWhalesynth

01:29:00 Conclusion


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Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: amymburns.com